IX Ranch is a Model Multigenerational Montana Ranch

which produces exceptional quality livestock. IX Ranch is dedicated to long-term value creation for our shareholders, management, employees, and customers. Enlightened utilization and conservation of natural resources and superior economic returns are the primary bench marks of accomplishments.

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Eagle Creek

The Eagle Creek ranch is located 18 miles southeast of Big Sandy on the Warrick Road. This part of the ranch is more mountainous as it sits up against the southeastern edge of the Bear Paw mountain range. Aspen groves and Evergreen Trees are abundant here. Range grasses include most species of Wheat Grass, Blue Grama, and Timothy.

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NL

The NL ranch is located 30 miles southeast of Big Sandy on the Cow Island Trail. This ranch was added to the operation in 1969 and is home to over 400 cow/calf pairs during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter months, the ranch utilizes the NL to pasture and feed 1,000 mother cows.

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Seifert

The Seifert ranch is located 24 miles south of Big Sandy off of Highway 236. Over 400 cows are calved here every spring as well as the feeding of 450 three-year olds and 500 older cows during the winter months. A 400 acre center pivot produces cereal grains and alfalfa as part of the ranch's crop rotation plan.

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Whitcraft

The Whitcraft ranch, located 5 miles southeast of Big Sandy is the hub of all ranch operations. The majority of all shipping, calving, weaning, testing and hay production takes place here. Owner and Vice President, Richard Roth, his two children Jessica and Ryan along with Todd Amsbaugh, COO of the West Division and his wife Paula reside at the Whitcraft.

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Summer Riding Fun

Jul 23 2014

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

There isn’t a lot of riding in the summer as most of the cattle are turned out on big range.  However, there are a few rides that everyone looks forward to, one of them being the Woodland gather.   600 yearlings can be a pain to gather in any setting but add mountains and a […]

Hey! It’s hay season

Jul 23 2014

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

The 2014 hay season got off to a hailish start.  A late May hail storm damaged our first alfalfa crop at the Whitcraft location.  Normal 1st cutting yields will range between 2.5 and 3 tons/acre.  This year’s first cutting was less than 1.5 tons/acre.  1st cutting production at the other ranch locations was down 1/2 […]

Ranching… Not for the Faint Hearted

Mar 14 2014

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

Winter in Montana can be both beautiful and brutal… sometimes in the same day.  How would I describe the IX crew…. DEDICATED.  Every day during the winter cattle are being taken care of whether its feeding hay, breaking ice for drinking water or doctoring cattle that are sick.  It’s by no means an easy job, […]

Sorting Heifer Calves

Jan 20 2014

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

Each year the ranch weans approximately 1400 head of heifer calves.  These calves are over wintered on the ranch and sorted in January.  Calves are sorted into two groups, replacement heifers (those that will replenish the ranch herd) and sale heifers (feeder heifers) which will be run on the ranch all summer and sold in […]

Preparing for Artic Winds

Nov 29 2013

Posted In: News | By: Rich Roth

North Central Montana is famous for its wind and with young cattle wind is just one of the wintertime events that causes stress.  Thanks to some research in Wyoming (where the wind really blows) we were able to design and manufacture our own windbreak systems.  Just under 30 frames made from surplus square tubing and […]

Livestock For Sale

Each year we offer a selection of steer calves and yearling heifers from a long line of cows that date back to the mid 50’s when the ranch was 100% Hereford. Through the decades the ranch has adapted to the changing markets by taking advantage of genetics to improve heterosis and performance. Today the ranch’s cow herd is nearly 50% Black Angus and the offspring produced are both black and red in color.

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Big Sandy, Montana